Friday, September 23, 2011 // 2 Comments

Recent events have caused me to reflect on things, one of those things is the death penalty. Those who’ve known me for a long time know that I’ve been a fairly [more...]

It changed my life

Thursday, June 4, 2009 // 2 Comments

Jeff Widener/Associated Press June 4th 1989 is a date that will forever be remembered in infamy in history. It was the day that the Chinese government cracked down violently [more...]

CUAI Welcome

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

This speech was prepared for the first meeting of the Columbia University Amnesty group, where I served as webmaster for one year. It was intended as an introduction to the [more...]


Tuesday, July 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

We register for Day 1, wich for me was the Youth Summitt, which occurred on Thursday 29th June. I drove 8 hours from Melbourne to Adelaide because I don’t like flying. [more...]

Youth Summit Welcome Address

Friday, July 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

Thank you Jules. I too would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to what is sure to be a very exciting and productive youth summit. For those who don’t [more...]

Stand Up For Your Rights

Saturday, October 8, 2005 // 0 Comments

Melbourne This entry shold be titled “Murphy’s Law Case Study: Stand Up For Your Rights”. As I said many times to the crew during the course of the day, the [more...]

Youth Summit Keynote

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone. First I would like to thank whoever it was who suggested that I speak here today for giving me this opportunity. Those here that know me know well that I love [more...]

NAGM Report

Friday, July 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

When I was a naive 13-year-old at my first ever Asian Roller Skating Championships (more on that here) I recall something that the Japanese coach said in somewhat broken [more...]

Event Organizing

Thursday, June 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

Alice and Bob walk into a bar… Alice: So you want to run an event… Bob: Yes Alice, our Amnesty group wants to run an event. Alice: What kind of event do you want [more...]

Joke Resolution

Saturday, January 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

Resolution 24601: On resolutions. Preamble I once had the experience that that large number of resolutions were not necessarily necessary, especially considering the [more...]

Stand Up For Your Rights

Saturday, October 9, 2004 // 0 Comments

It was a crisp cool morning, much like many of the other mornings in October in Melbourne. In fact, on waking up I could scarcely differentiate this morning from any other [more...]

Drenched for Democracy

Monday, July 19, 2004 // 0 Comments

Hong Kong I step out of the car. I am instantly shrink-wrapped in the oppressive heat and humidity of the hot summer day. As I close the door I catch the announcement on the [more...]

Welcome Address

Monday, February 2, 2004 // 0 Comments

Melbourne This speech was written to be given at the beginning of the 2004 academic year by myself as the immediate past president of the group to the Melbourne University [more...]

To Freedom

Friday, January 16, 2004 // 0 Comments

My successor as president of the Melbourne University Amnesty International group, Anthony Nicholas, began a fairly regular weekly poetry reading on something human rights [more...]
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